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Hello all,

Things are looking up today. I was in the kitchen tossing out a number of bowls of untouched canned food, baby food, yogurt etc. when I heard crunching and the big dolt was eating the crunchies I put out for the others, totally ignoring his buck twenty-five can of Innova. It seems the antibiotics are helping finally and on Tuesday we will go get those bad teeth pulled. Hopefully the other kitties will start to eat normally now also. I think they thought I had done something to the food, like 'hey shes trying to sneak meds in', who knows. But as soon as Big Boy would start gagging and refuse to eat they would all walk away too.

Anyway thanks for all your good wishes and prayers.

And to all that have pets check their teeth today, as soon as the big guy is done our whole kitty crew is going in for a cleaning. I just wish they didn't have to sedate them to do it but heck they have to use anesthetic on me too (novacaine) whenever I have mine cleaned. I wish many times I could just sleep for it also.

I am so happy he is doign better, i bet it really puts your mind to ease. last week when i thought my dog had cancer i was so scared, but luckily it was an age spot, so he was fine tg.

Thanks for brigning up teeth cleaning, i am going to make an appt for them this week to get both of the dogs teeth cleaned, cause the older one does have bad breathe lol. I wish i would of thought about it when he was getting his bump taken off lol.

Good luck when he gets his teeth pulled. I cringe just thinking about it, i dont like dentist lol

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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I am so happy he is doign better, i bet it really puts your mind to ease. last week when i thought my dog had cancer i was so scared, but luckily it was an age spot, so he was fine tg.

Thanks for brigning up teeth cleaning, i am going to make an appt for them this week to get both of the dogs teeth cleaned, cause the older one does have bad breathe lol. I wish i would of thought about it when he was getting his bump taken off lol.

Good luck when he gets his teeth pulled. I cringe just thinking about it, i dont like dentist lol

paula

Paula thanks so much for letting us know how things turned out for your guy. I am glad it was nothing serious. We do worry so much about them. Glad to hear your crew is going in for a cleaning, at my Pooh Bear's last visit they sent us home with a toothbrush, a finger brush and toothpaste. When I take the Big Boy in Tues I am going to ask for another set for the kitties. I really should have thought of it sooner.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Sent to me by a friend of mine.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING A CAT A PILL

1) Hold cat firmly in left arm as if holding a baby. Position right

forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure

to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill

into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2) Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm

and repeat process.

3) Retrieve cat from bedroom and throw soggy pill away.

4) Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws

tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with

right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5) Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call

spouse from garden.

6) Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees. Hold front and rear

paws firmly. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head

firmly with one hand while forcing wooden

ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7) Retrieve cat from curtain rail. Get another pill from foil wrap. Make

note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered Doulton

figures from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8) Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to stretch out flat on top of cat

with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw.

Force mouth open with pencil and blow down

drinking straw.

9) Check label to make sure pill is not harmful to humans. Drink glass of

water to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove

blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10) Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Place cat in

cupboard and close door onto neck leave head showing. Force mouth open with

dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with

elastic band.

11) Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges. Apply cold

compress to cheek and check records for date of your last tetanus shot.

Throw tee shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12) Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologize

to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last

pill from foil-wrap.

13) Tie cat's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to

leg of dining table. Find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed, force cat's

mouth open with small spanner. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece

of filet steak. Hold head vertically and pour pint of water down throat to

wash pill down.

14) Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room. Sit quietly while doctor

stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Stop

by the furniture store on way home to order new table.

15) Arrange for SPCA to find a new home for cat and ring local pet shop to

see if they have any hamsters


Janet

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

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Sent to me by a friend of mine.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING A CAT A PILL

1) Hold cat firmly in left arm as if holding a baby. Position right

forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure

to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill

into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2) Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm

and repeat process.

3) Retrieve cat from bedroom and throw soggy pill away.

4) Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws

tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with

right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5) Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call

spouse from garden.

6) Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees. Hold front and rear

paws firmly. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head

firmly with one hand while forcing wooden

ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7) Retrieve cat from curtain rail. Get another pill from foil wrap. Make

note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered Doulton

figures from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8) Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to stretch out flat on top of cat

with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw.

Force mouth open with pencil and blow down

drinking straw.

9) Check label to make sure pill is not harmful to humans. Drink glass of

water to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse's forearm and remove

blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10) Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Place cat in

cupboard and close door onto neck leave head showing. Force mouth open with

dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with

elastic band.

11) Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges. Apply cold

compress to cheek and check records for date of your last tetanus shot.

Throw tee shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12) Ring fire brigade to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologize

to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last

pill from foil-wrap.

13) Tie cat's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to

leg of dining table. Find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed, force cat's

mouth open with small spanner. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece

of filet steak. Hold head vertically and pour pint of water down throat to

wash pill down.

14) Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room. Sit quietly while doctor

stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Stop

by the furniture store on way home to order new table.

15) Arrange for SPCA to find a new home for cat and ring local pet shop to

see if they have any hamsters

This was priceless, thanks for much for much needed laughter. :D:lol::lol::D


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I am glad things are looking up for your kitty. Keep us updated. You need to pic of him on your avatar.

paula

Good idea and done. And yes that is my adult size 6.5 foot next to him. He also goes by the nickname of 'No Neck Malone'. As you can see he is feeling much better and a couple days without food have not decreased his size at all.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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:lol: "No Neck Malone" :D

What a cutie! He really does look none the less for wear. What a relief :rolleyes:

He's actually about the size of my kitty :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I got up this morning and every single food bowl was licked clean. And guess who was looking at me expectantly as soon as the water ran for the coffee. The worst seems to be over, I am very relieved because the chances of spreading the infection from a hot tooth are great if it has to be pulled before the infection is under control. He goes in for the surgery tommorrow and I expect he will be fine afterwards. Lucky him gets pain control afterwards, something my poor little dog had to do without after his surgery. Thanks everyone for you replies and prayers. These big guys really worm their way into our hearts don't they.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Great news!!! You must spoil him rotten!! :D

These big guys really worm their way into our hearts don't they.

:rolleyes:


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

Nikki

Son diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Oct 2006 by biopsy (at age 13yrs)

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